The Parish Mission began last night with Masses in Urlaur and Glann. Today we had Masses in Kilkelly and Kilmovee. I brought the camera to Mass so a few shots from this morning’s gathering. The day is lovely so it looks like we’ll gather at Urlaur Abbey later for a short Prayer Vigil for Peace. Hopefully a few more photos from there later on! Join us if you can at all – even virtually – and pray for the intentions of all making this journey of Faith in our parish.
This evening’s gathering at Urlaur Abbey was especially blessed by the most glorious sunshine and picture-perfect lake. During the ceremony ten people carried forward candles representing ten places of conflict in the world. We prayed two litanies of peace, reflected on one of St Francis’ legends and finished up on the lake shore where we prayed the Salve Regina. A very special evening. Thanks to all who were there. A few photos. Missed one beautiful photo of four swans leaving the water’s surface as our prayer concluded. Lovely to think our prayer soared to the heavens … No reason to believe otherwise.
Monday October 13th – 7am Mass Kilmovee
A fine crowd gathered for Mass at 7am. Fr Caoimhin spoke to us about thankfulness and the need to keep our eyes open to and for it. There are many situations around us that invite us to be thankful, many people for whom we should be grateful and God’s love is a a constant in our lives.
After Mass, many of the people gathered took time to share a cup of tea, a scone and, more importantly, a chat and time together before facing the day.
EVENING MASS IN URLAUR
EVENING MASS IN KILMOVEE
On Wednesday, October 15th, the three primary schools of the parish came together to Kilmovee Parish Church for a special prayer service seeking God’s blessing on them all and their schools. Fr Liam led us in a lovely reflection around the gospel passage of building your house on rock. The Friars also led us in song. After prayers we adjourned to the local Community Centre for some refreshments, served by the Community Centre Staff and sponsored by the local Community Bingo Committee. We are grateful to them all. It was great to see close on 150 children gathered in our Church and Community Centre to enjoy each other’s company and share a prayer along the way.